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The first name 

Mike is a male first name. In very rare cases it is also used for girls.

Mike is a common name for boys.

The name Mike isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all boys names, Mike ranks 928. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn boys, approximately 1 were named Mike. In the entire USA, approximately 198,349 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Mike. That is 0.06 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Mike -
well known in all states of the USA, most popular in Wyoming

There are only 386 different male names registered in every single state in the U.S., and Mike is one of them. However, Mike is not equally widespread in all states, but people in Wyoming seem to particularly fancy this name – the 712 men called Mike who live here are 0,295% of all male residents and push their name up to #82 in our SmartGenius statistics, easily placing it in the top 100 most common male names in Wyoming. If you look at all the states in the USA together, you can currently find as many as 198,349 people with the name Mike. Across all regions and age groups, this lands Mike on position 173 in our SmartGenius ranking of the top male names – of course, the current popularity as a baby name for newborns looks somewhat different, as you can see from the statistics above.

Mike has 4 letters 
and begins with an M

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter M is a particularly popular initial letter for boys’ names – 6.2% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for boys’ names are J and A.

With four letters, the name Mike is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 6.2% of all boys' names that begin with an M, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average. If you are now wondering which boys’ name with M is the most common... the answer is Michael.

Other names with 
M, i, k and e

If you take all the letters in the name Mike – M, i, k and e – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Meki or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Mike

If your name is Mike and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Mike

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Mike, you can simply say:





This is how the name Mike is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Mike in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Mike

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Mike is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Mike

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Mike sounds like this: